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Sat 16 September 2017 at 12–9.30pm
Blake Fest
Regis School of Music, 46 Sudley Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1ER

featuring the incandescent, the surreal and innocent whimsy of highly acclaimed beat poet and musician Michael Horovitz. Featuring Vanessa Vie (poet) Jazz Musicians Annie Whitehead & Peter Lemer : the William Blake Klezmatrix Band. Michael and Vanessa performed William Blakes words in the Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum last year.

Tickets £5–15 plus booking fee, available at eventbrite

Sat 5 November 2016 at 2–3.30pm
Living Revolutionaries: Michael Horovitz and Vanessa Vie
Room 22 of The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries, V&A South Kensington

Join legendary poet, musician and impresario Michael Horovitz, appearing in collaboration with fellow poet, artist, singer-songwriter and musician Vanessa Vie, as they perform an exclusive live set within the museum galleries. Michael Horovitz is one of the country’s foremost troubadours, a revolutionary pioneer from the late 1950s onward, described by Allen Ginsberg as a “Popular, experienced, experimental, New Jerusalem, Jazz Generation, Sensitive Bard.” Michael Horovitz and Vanessa Vie are currently putting together their first mixed genre CD, Lyrical Soulmates.

This gig will be easy come/easy go for visitors. Vanessa & Michael will be performing a range of our individual as well as joint songs, poems, songpoems, original renditions & settings of William Blake’s & other revolutionaries’ various texts – & also presenting discussion + Q&A on revolutionary themes, as part of the ongoing Revolutionaries Exhibition in the V&A.

Admission free for all comers

Sat 19 November 2016 at 9–10.30pm (doors 6.30pm)
After Dark with Michael Horovitz and Vanessa Vie
Stroud Subscription Rooms

An Evening Of Music, Songpoems and other Wordsounds from the pens, harps & hearts of Michael Horovitz & Vanessa Vie. Michael, one of the country’s foremost poets and revolutionary guru from the Sixties onward, here sounds forth in collaboration with Vanessa, with whom he is currently recording a first joint music and spoken word CD, ‘Lyrical Soulmates’. A finale to the Stroud Book Festival

Tickets £10/£8

Storage space wanted
Torchbearer Michael Horovitz is urgently seeking affordably rented storage/studio space in/within a few miles of Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater and Ladbroke Grove areas. Even poetry, art and music productions are on offer as part payment. If you know of available space, please send details from the Contact page.